Alternatives to D&D

New choices for tabletop fantasy roleplaying

Alternatives to D&D


Starter Collection - $9.95

  • Five Torches Deep
  • Tiny Dungeon
  • Chivalry and Sorcery
  • Basic Fantasy RPG + Field Guide
  • Lightmaster

Bonus Collection

  • Dungeon Crawl Classics
  • Shadow of the Demon Lord
  • HackMaster Player's Handbook
  • Fragged Empire 1E
  • Fragged Kingdom

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Five Torches DeepAdventurer! If you've been playing Hasbro's Dungeons & Dragons and are looking for something different, this D&D Alternatives Bundle gathers nine top-quality tabletop fantasy roleplaying games for an unbeatable bargain price. Whether full-featured rules tomes like Dungeon Crawl Classics, HackMaster, and Shadow of the Demon Lord, tactical action games like Fragged Kingdom, or old-school minimalists like Tiny Dungeon and Five Torches Deep, these fine FRPGs (all drawn from previous Bundle of Holding offers) can handle the monsters, magic, and heroic adventure you expect. Try them out!

For just US$9.95 you get all three complete games in our Starter Collection (retail value $58) as DRM-free ebooks, including Sigil Stone Publishing's Five Torches Deep; Gallant Knight's Tiny Dungeon 2E; and the current (fifth) edition of the venerable Chivalry and Sorcery from Brittannia Game Designs. As a convenience to customers, we also add two acclaimed free retroclones: the Basic Fantasy RPG Third Edition and Gurbintroll's Lightmaster Core Rulebook.

Fragged KingdomAnd if you pay more than the threshold price of $28.23, you'll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more complete titles worth an additional $107, including the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG rulebook from Goodman Games; Schwalb Entertainment's Shadow of the Demon Lord; the HackMaster Player's Handbook from Kenzer & Company (plus the free HackMaster Basic); and the original 2015 Fragged Empire First Edition Core Rules from Design Ministries, along with its fantasy setting Fragged Kingdom.

Want more great choices? Check our Non-OGL Fantasy offer in progress.

Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle, and at the r/bundleofholding subreddit.

Starter Collection

Pay the minimum price to get these titles:

Five Torches Deep

Old School roleplaying for the 5E generation
  • Designer(s): Ben and Jessica Dutter
  • Sigil Stone Publishing, 49 pages
  • Retail price $10

Tiny Dungeon

Straightforward minimalist fantasy roleplaying
  • Designer(s): Alan Bahr
  • Gallant Knight Games, 209 pages
  • Retail price $18

Chivalry and Sorcery

Those who Fight, those who Pray, those who Toil, and those who Enchant
  • Designer(s): Stephen A Turner and others
  • Brittannia Game Designs Ltd, 602 pages
  • Retail price $30

Basic Fantasy RPG + Field Guide

The d20 3.5 rules adapted for Old-School flavor
  • Designer(s): Chris Gonnerman
  • The Basic Fantasy Project, 258 pages
  • FREE


Master your role with this retro-clone and its hundreds of critical hit tables
  • Designer(s): Blacky the Blackball
  • Gurbintroll Games, 379 pages
  • FREE

Bonus Collection

Beat the threshold price to LEVEL UP and ALSO get this entire collection of BONUS titles:

Dungeon Crawl Classics

Gold and glory won by sorcery and sword
  • Designer(s): Joseph Goodman
  • Goodman Games, 506 pages
  • Retail price $25

Shadow of the Demon Lord

The end is just the beginning
  • Designer(s): Robert J. Schwalb
  • Schwalb Entertainment, 278 pages
  • Retail price $20

HackMaster Player's Handbook

The greatest game ever developed by mankind
  • Designer(s): David S. Kenzer, Steve Johansson, Jolly Blackburn, Brian Jelke
  • Kenzer and Company, 632 pages
  • Retail price $40

Fragged Empire 1E

The worlds of the post-post-apocalyptic future await
  • Designer(s): Wade Dyer
  • Design Ministries, 405 pages
  • Retail price $5

Fragged Kingdom

With the Archdruid dead, you must explore and re-settle a wild magic-scarred world
  • Designer(s): Wade Dyer
  • Design Ministries, 165 pages
  • Retail price $18

US$166 of top-quality FRPGs....

...But you pay just $9.95 for our Starter Collection of seven complete titles, including Five Torches Deep, Tiny Dungeon, Chivalry and Sorcery, and two free retroclones, Basic Fantasy RPG 3E (plus its Basic Fantasy Field Guide) and the Lightmaster Core Rulebook (plus its essential Book of Tables). And if you pay more than the current threshold price ($28.23), you'll level up and also receive all six titles in our Bonus Collection, including the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, Shadow of the Demon Lord, the HackMaster Player's Handbook (plus the free HackMaster Basic), and the 2015 First Edition of Fragged Empire along with its fantasy setting, Fragged Kingdom.

Each of these games has appeared in one or more of eleven past Bundle of Holding offers, 2017-2021. This is the first time we've gathered all of them in one offer.

Check out our Non-OGL Fantasy and 13th Age Megabundle offers for more terrific choices.

Bundle of Holding titles are always absolutely free of DRM, so you can move and copy them freely among all your devices.

The value of choice

Here's what others have paid for our bundle

Number of bundles sold
Total contributed
Threshold (level-up) price

To keep the starting threshold price from rising too quickly, we calculated it based on 400 fake sales at $27.95 each.

NOBLEST ADVENTURERS: Our most generous customers

  • Great Wisdom: Agile Monk - $60
  • High Charisma: Just another South African - $55
  • Owns many dice: Evil Hand Productions - $50

The rest of the party:

  • Vargie
  • Oraxsis
  • Jonathan Dove
  • Big Dice Dave
  • aettic
  • Zognar

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The tabletop roleplaying ebooks in this D&D Alternatives Bundle offer retail for US$166. Choose a price you like, in US dollars (minimum $9.95). Make sure you choose an amount greater than $28.23 to LEVEL UP and gain the bonus titles.


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